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Bristol city centre office market heats up as investors target dwindling number of opportunities

January 24, 2020
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Bristol city centre office market heats up as investors target dwindling number of opportunities

An historic building-turned-media hub in Bristol’s Finzels Reach regeneration area has become the latest to be sold as the commercial property market continues to view the city as an investment hotspot. The Fermentation Buildings, pictured, whose occupiers include Channel 4, was sold to Mendip District Council for £11.9m by...

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Directors urged to enter awards scheme that showcase excellence in the region’s boardrooms

January 24, 2020
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Directors urged to enter awards scheme that showcase excellence in the region’s boardrooms

The region’s top annual business award scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom has been launched. The Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2020 aim to champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs while also focusing UK-wide attention on success in the region.  Nominations – which opened...

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Science park brings in specialist engineering firm to help get ‘car-of-the-future’ centre on the road

January 24, 2020
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Science park brings in specialist engineering firm to help get ‘car-of-the-future’ centre on the road

The Bristol office of national specialist engineering group SES Engineering Services has been appointed to carry out mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) services worth £12.5m for the new ultra-low emission vehicles research centre on the Bristol & Bath Science Park. The contract covering the 11,300 sq m Institute for...

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Osborne Clarke real estate team help major London regeneration project build momentum

January 23, 2020
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Osborne Clarke real estate team help major London regeneration project build momentum

Real estate lawyers from the Bristol office of international legal practice Osborne Clarke have advised on one of London’s largest regeneration projects. The team is working with Vistry Partnerships (formerly Galliford Try Partnerships) on the development agreement for Meridian One, the first phase of the £6bn, 20-year Meridian Water...

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Bank of England economic overview launches Gregg Latchams’ 2020 construction breakfasts

January 17, 2020
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Bank of England economic overview launches Gregg Latchams’ 2020 construction breakfasts

Bristol-based law firm Gregg Latchams has kicked off its packed 2020 programme of construction breakfasts with a typically insightful presentation from the Bank of England’s agent for the South West. Donna Kehoe, pictured, provided the room of industry professionals with an update on the state of the UK economy...

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Business Improvement District plan for city’s high-growth commercial heart

January 16, 2020
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Business Improvement District plan for city’s high-growth commercial heart

Bristol could get another Business Improvement District (BID) later this year if a majority of firms in one of the city’s fastest-growing commercial areas vote in favour. Bristol already has five BIDs in operation with a sixth – covering the Redcliffe and Temple areas – proposed by Destination Bristol,...

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Call for council powers to clamp down on Airbnb abuses backed by city’s hotels

January 16, 2020
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Call for council powers to clamp down on Airbnb abuses backed by city’s hotels

Bristol hoteliers have welcomed a motion passed by the city council demanding powers to regulate sector disruptors such as Airbnb due to the threat they pose to established local businesses. Many hospitality businesses across the UK have suffered a fall-off in trade since the short-term letting craze led by...

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Key associate promotion boost for Hollis’s Bristol office

January 15, 2020
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Key associate promotion boost for Hollis’s Bristol office

Independent commercial building consultancy Hollis has promoted Gavin Scriven to the role of Associate in Bristol. Gavin, pictured, who was previously a senior chartered building surveyor, has been part of the Hollis team for nearly six years, and specialises in landlord and tenant matters, working with clients such as...

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Graduate surveyor appointment boosts Knight Frank’s Bristol office

January 14, 2020
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Graduate surveyor appointment boosts Knight Frank’s Bristol office

Global property consultancy Knight Frank has recruited Lewys Charles as a graduate surveyor to further strengthen its Bristol commercial property team. Lewys, pictured, gained a degree in Geography from Cardiff University and a Master’s in Real Estate from UWE.  Over the next two years he will study for his...

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Bristol office relocation for Bishop Fleming gives it prime space to grow further

January 10, 2020
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Bristol office relocation for Bishop Fleming gives it prime space to grow further

Regional accountancy group Bishop Fleming has become the latest professional services firm to announce it is relocating its Bristol base to one of the city’s flagship office schemes. The firm is to move from Queen Square to take 13,000 sq ft in 10 Templeback, pictured, including the whole top...

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Business and cultural ties to be celebrated at Bristol’s Chinese New Year banquet

January 8, 2020
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Leading figures from Bristol’s business community will gather next month for the city’s annual banquet to mark the Chinese New Year. Organised by the Bristol and West of England China Bureau, the high-profile event not only celebrates the most important date in the Chinese calendar but acts as a...

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Road trips to and from Bristol Airport now being offset in drive to be carbon neutral by 2025

January 8, 2020
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Road trips to and from Bristol Airport now being offset in drive to be carbon neutral by 2025

Bristol Airport has become the first in Europe to offset all road journeys made by its passengers. The carbon offsetting scheme, which came into effect on New Year’s Day and covers trips to and from the airport, forms part of its ‘carbon roadmap’ published last year. Offsets will be...

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Promotion strengthens Turley’s Bristol-based design team

January 7, 2020
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Promotion strengthens Turley’s Bristol-based design team

National planning and development consultancy Turley has promoted Sarah Morgan to associate director in its Bristol office. In her new role Sarah, pictured, will continue to focus on masterplanning for both mixed-use and residential sites, including strategic and regeneration opportunities.  As a member of the design team, she has...

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